KHAMTI. 149 Thfc usual order of words in a simple sentence is subject, direct object, indirect object, verb. In an interrogative sentence the indirect precedes the direct object, The above is a very incomplete sketch of Khamti grammar, and it is presumedj, when writing it, that the reader has also perused the general introduction to the Tai group, and the section dealing with Ahorn. Por further information regarding Khamti, reference should be made to Mr. Needham's grammar, which lias full examples, and contains much that is omitted here. I am indebted to Mr. Needham for the two following specimens of Khamti, The spelling of the transliteration has been altered to agree with the system adopted for this •survey. The spelling of words containing vowels with several sounds is that of the pronunciation.